Please select your home edition
Edition
Ocean Safety 2021 - LEADERBOARD

RS Aero Midland Championship at Staunton Harold Sailing Club

by Paul Williamson 27 Jul 06:38 BST 24 July 2021

The forecast wind of 15 knots for the 2021 RS Aero Midland Championship held at Staunton Harold Sailing Club didn't disappoint and led to close racing throughout the day. The wind remained consistent and the gusts caused a few capsizes.

Visitors from 7 different Midland Clubs joined with 4 sailors from the home club. The event was kindly sponsored by Rooster and Selden and is one of 5 that form the Midland Mini Series.

Race officer Nigel Pepperdine set different courses for each of the 4 races, starting with a course that allowed two beats, followed by a windward leeward course, then two final courses giving chance for some exciting reaches.

David Peaty from Draycote made the best of the conditions to win overall sailing an Aero 5. David led in the early stages of 2 of the races and was always in the mix with the Aero 7s throughout the day. He was a worthy winner and is the Midland Champion for 2021 with 2 1st and a 2nd places to count. David's fellow club member Nigel Davies sailing an Aero 7 was second overall after working his way up to 5th in the first race having missed the start, he consolidated this with a 1st and 2 2nds to narrowly miss out on the top slot.

Staunton Harold Sailors filled the rest of the 5 prize slots with Graham Newton sailing his Aero 7 for only the third time finishing in third place. Graham retired from race 3 having sailed to the wrong windward mark but made no mistake with a win in the final race to add to his previous 2nd and 3rd places. John Blundell sailing with. 7 rig finished 4th with a 3rd and 2 4ths commenting that he should invest in a 5 rig. The final prize winner was Paul Williamson with a 5 rig counting 6, 4, 3.

Round 3 of the Midland Mini Series continues with the River Championship at Nottingham Sailing club on 14th August.

Overall Results:

PosRigSail NoRatingHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stRS AERO 529661136David PeatyDraycote SC121‑34
2ndRS AERO 732011065Nigel DaviesDraycote Water SC‑51225
3rdRS AERO 737991065Grahame NewtonSHSC23(DNF)16
4thRS AERO 736871065John BlundellSHSC3‑54411
5thRS AERO 534391136Paul WilliamsonSHSC643‑713
6thRS AERO 720041065Richard AdamsCombs SC477‑1218
7thRS AERO 736761065Kent MartinOgston SC8‑96519
8thRS AERO 721251065David MooreSwarkestone SC‑985619
9thRS AERO 730111065Lawrence HaywardSHSC76‑10821
10thRS AERO 721841065Martin HewittNotts County SC10108‑1128
11thRS AERO 720391065Karl MorleyBurton Sailing Club‑12119929
12thRS AERO 730311065Paul HemingwayCarsington SC11‑12111032

Related Articles

RS Aeros at the Massapoag YC 72nd Annual Regatta
Ten RS Aero sailors from every state in New England except Vermont Ten RS Aero sailors from every state in New England except Vermont descended on Lake Massapoag in Massachusetts on the weekend of Sep 11/12 for another dose of what the Massapoag YC Annual Regatta is famous for. Posted on 16 Sep
Lerum RS Aero Open, Sweden
19 RS Aeros raced alongside the RS Teras at Lerums Segelsallskap 19 RS Aeros raced alongside the RS Teras at Lerums Segelsallskap this weekend at Lake Aspen near Gothenburg. In fresh winds and occasional rain five races were carried out with closing food and awards. Posted on 16 Sep
Totally Dinghy Regatta at Richmond YC
An excellent weekend of racing for the RS Aeros An excellent weekend of racing at Richmond Yacht Club with eleven RS Aeros and breeze from 0 to 15kn providing tight racing. This is the largest fleet of RS Aeros on San Francisco Bay so far! Posted on 15 Sep
RS Aero Italian National Championship
Maria Vittoria Arseni and Filippo Vincis are the new Italian Champions Maria Vittoria Arseni and Filippo Vincis are the new Italian Champions of the RS Aero class, respectively in the RS Aero 5 and RS Aero 7 categories in the conclusion of the three day Championship at the Tognazzi Marine Village, off the coast of Rome. Posted on 15 Sep
RS Aero UK Easterns at Brightlingsea
Eight RS Aeros race in warm and sunny conditions The RS Aero Eastern Championships took place on the weekend of the 4/5th of September at a sunny and warm Brightlingsea Sailing Club. Eight RS Aeros entered for the event with three in the RS Aero 7 fleet and five in the RS Aero 5 fleet. Posted on 9 Sep
RS Aeros at Felpham
18 RS Aeros and 16 RS Teras turned up on a sunny morning 18 RS Aeros and 16 RS Teras turned up on a sunny morning at Felpham looking forward to some classic Felpham sea breeze wave sailing. Posted on 8 Sep
RS Aeros at Leigh & Lowton
Nine helms for Northern Tour event After a slow take up following the Class' large UK Nationals, 9 RS Aeros took part in the Leigh and Lowton RS Aero Open, part of the RS Aero Northern Tour 2021 that should have been but for Covid, on Saturday 4th September, alongside Streakers and Solos Posted on 7 Sep
RS Aero training and open at Paignton
Coach preps the fleet with several starting, technique and speed drills 13 RS Aeros enjoyed a breezy weekend on Torbay from Paignton SC with a day's coaching from George Cousins on the Saturday followed by an Open Meeting on the Sunday. Posted on 27 Aug
RS Aeros at Chichester Harbour Race Week
Fantastic to see 48 RS Aero entered in the event Fantastic to see 48 RS Aero entered in total at Chichester Harbour Race Week this year, all getting set for the UK National Championships the following week with 144 set to compete! Posted on 27 Aug
RS Aero Vermont State Championship
Lake Champlain offers epic hospitality Light wind allowed just two races Saturday, and prevented any races on Sunday. Still, a great turnout-with 18 RS Aeros registered and a good time was had at this memorable venue with epic hospitality. Posted on 26 Aug